Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 1 1, 1955
Salem will be represented at the
Fall State Convention of the Future
Teachers of America to be held at
Woman’s College in Greensboro,
I Saturday, November 12.
The theme of the convention is
“Let’s Take Inventory,” and the
principal speakers are to be Dr.
I Charles Carroll, State Superinten
dent of Public Instruction, and Dr.
I Franklin McNutt, professor at
Woman’s College. Topics to be
discussed will include History and
j Growth of the F. T. A. in which
! Emily Baker will lead a discussion
j of the history and growth of F. T.
I A. on the national level, and Judy
Graham will lead a discussion on
the history and growth pf F. T. A.
on our Chapter level.
Dr. Welch will be moderator for
this group and Susan Glaser will
be recorder. Other topics to be
discussed will be the Activities of
; F. T. A., Past and Present, and the
Future Worth of F. T. A.
Dr. Welch and Miss White will
accompany the Salem represent-
, atives to the convention.
To Sing Here
The Choral Ensemble performed
in the Club Dining Room on Tues
day, November 8. The program
was presented for the presidents
of the North Carolina church-re
lated colleges. The selections in
cluded “How Excellent Thy Name”,
“Jesus Walked”, and “Stranger In
Next Thursday, November 17, the
Choral Ensemble will present a
program in the ballroom of the
Robert E. Lee Hotel for Piedmont
The program will begin with
“How Excellent Thy Name”, a re
ligious selection, and “Jesus
Walked”, a Negro Spiritual. As a
conclusion, two popular arrange
ments will be sung: “Stranger In
Paradise” and “Coming Through
FTA To Show
At last it’s here! Yes, the FTA
has finally procured that film clas
sic, A Lion Is In the Streets.
Straight from Holl)rwood (via Films
Inc.), it stars James Cagney, Bar
bara Hale, and Lon Chaney.
The Film Catalogue says that it
is a “Powerful dramatization of the
best-seller novel which in some
ways parallels the life story of
Huey Long.” It should be very
entertaining, because the story of
Long, Louisiana political demago
gue, and his rise and fall is almost
legendary in the South.
It will be shown in the lecture
room of the Science Building on
Thursday, November 17. There
will be only a slight admission fee
in order to raise money to send a
delegate to the FTA convention.
Don’t miss this chance for a good
movie at low cost.
Girls going to golf at Reynolds
or horseback riding are permitted
to wear Bermudas or pedal push
ers, as long as there is no loitering
on front campus. For any event
other than these, which are school-
sponsored, this is not permitted.
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Carol Campbell and Martha Jarvis rehearse a scene from The Skin of Our Teeth.
Director’s Lively Loose-Leaf Notebook Watches,
Reacts Nightly to Continued Play Rehearsals
By Mary Walton
The sheets of Miss Reigner’s
looseleaf notebook are turning
quietly night-by-night in Old
Chapel. Pasted neatly in the mid
dle of each is a printed page of a
Laboriously at first the sheets
turn, slowly, almost inaudible, sen
sitive to the atmosphere so preg
nant with the tenseness of try-outs.
“They’re letting us die a slow
death. Can’t they understand what
we’re saying?”, they bewail their
plight when, with one sudden
sweep, the sheets are flipped back.
Startled out of their lethargy,
they begin turning again, more at
tentive this time to the readers
who are gradually forgetting them
selves and assuming more and
more the characters of Sabina, Mr.
Antrobus, or the fortune teller.
Love Feast and
Y Party Given
The Y Council held its annual
party for Salem’s foreign, students
Wednesday night at eight o’clock
in the Day Students’ Center. Gifts
were distributed to each of the stu
dents and refreshments were ser
Malin Ehinger received a yellow
cardigan sweater and a matching
silk tie. Mary Margaret Dzeval-
tauskas was given a white cardigan
and a tie ; Duksung Hyun’s sweater
and tie were red.
Duksung entered Salem last Jan
uary but Mary Margaret and Malin
were new to our campus this Sep
tember. Mary Margaret comes
from Panama and Malin is from
Also on Wednesday night the Y
Cabinet held a Moravian Love
Feast in Little Chapel for Salem
upperclassmen. Earlier in the
week, a feast of this type had
been held for freshmen.
This simple service of fellowship
and thanksgiving has been cele
brated by the Moravians for over
two hundred years. It symbolizes
the early church’s custom of break-'
ing bread from house to house in
The service was conducted by the
Moravian students on Salem s cam-
The pages rattle excitedly, anti
cipating the Day of Identification,
when Sabina, Mr. Antrobus, and
the fortune teller become one, re
spectively, with Carol Campbell,
Riley Matthews, and Judy Graham.
“The crisis is over; we shall live
at last!” But momentary panic
grips the pages. “Will we really
be brought to life here in Old
Chapel? On that very stage? We
might even be left just half alive
or maybe crippled I”
The choking thought of a pos
sible relapse practically wads up
the sheets of their own accord, but
Miss Reigner, quickly closing her
notebook, avoids such a mishap;
the sheets flatten out for a sooth
ing rest until seven o’clock the
The lines, at first faltering, flow
more evenly, and the pages sigh
rhythmically, falling softly, secure
in the faith of complete cure. A
timely rattle escapes them each
time Dr. Spencer’s faux pas must
be practiced. Why can’t he leave
Abel in peace, where Cain left him
long ago ? This line was really
written for him, because you know
these history professors—the facts
must be dug up_from the mouldy
past no matter how much tact may
In the height of their glee, the
sheets practically fold at the
“sound” of Dr. Africa’s tie. The
footlights blink, bewildered at the
tall thin professor. At this, the
edges of the sheets just can’t re
sist curling up with laughter.
One sheet gets so excited it al
most forgets and turns itself, but
bashfully folds down its corner as
a hand reaches out to turn it.
The Home Economics Club of
Salem will sponsor its fall Gingham
Tavern Dance on Saturday night,
November 19 in the Day Student
Center. The theme this year will
be “Autumn Leaves”.
A professional combo from Win
ston-Salem will play for the dance.
It will take place from 9 until 12
p.m., and 12:15 late permission will
be granted to all who attend.
There will be a charge of $1.00 per
couple and .75 stag. Dress for the
dance will be informal.
Night after night and week after
week practice continues, and the
notebook gleefully chimes out
“Jingle Bells” every time it is
opened. I hear a rumor that Miss
Reigner has to put it under the
loose bricks in front of the Old
Chapel steps to control its vivacity.
Rumors, however, are not very
dependable, but I can vouch for
the spirit of the Pierrettes; and
who or what could be immune to
such enthusiasm—even a looseleaf
The Senior class will plant a crab:
apple tree and ivy in a traditional
ceremony to be held during chapel
hour on Tuesday, November 15.
The tree will be planted on back
campus near the lily pond.
Begun at Salem in 1891 by Miss
Emma Lehman, tree planting has
become an annual service and ap
proximately 65 trees and ivy plants
have been placed on Salem campus
by senior classes.
Members of the student body and
faculty will assemble in Memorial
Hall Tuesday and march from there
to the lily pond. The procession
will be led by Dr. Dale Gramley
and Denyse McLawhorn, president
of the Senior class.
Denyse will present the tree to
the college on behalf of the class,
and Dr. Gramley will accept the
gift. Then each Senior will throw
a penny around the roots of the
tree in order that the copper con
tent will enrich the soil and bring
the class members good luck.
Dr. Gramley will turn the first
spade of earth. He will be followed
by the class officers: Denyse Mc
Lawhorn; Ann Coley, vice-presi
dent; Jane Langston, secretary;
Carolyn Spaugh, treasurer; and
Emily Baker, Nellie Ann Barrow,
and Ella Ann Lee, former class
The Chapel Committee has se
cured for Thursday’s assembly the
retired president of Salem, Dr.
Howard E. Rondthaler. After serv
ing forty years as the head of the
Academy and College, Dr. Ror^d-
thaler served as Bishop of the
Southern Province of the Moravian
Although he is retired. Bishop
Rondthaler continues to teach his
widely known Men’s Bible Class at
the Home Church, where he has
taught for twenty-five years.
Versatile Teacher Finds Time
To Harmonize In South Dorm
By Beth Paul
A group of us were standing
around the piano in South har
monizing when we noticed a bari
tone voice had joined us. We
soon learned that this was Mr.
Willis Stevens, one of the new
faculty members of the Salem Col
lege School of Music.
Informal singing, we later dis
covered, is not all that Mr. Stevens
has done. He was choir director
for a small Episcopal Church in
New York for a while. He also
sung in the Church of St. Mary
the Virgin and in St. John’s Cathe-
name given to Mr. Stevens and
dral. The Psalter Singers was the
Miss Suzanne Bloc when they gave
concerts together in Times Hall.
Mr. Stevens is a native of Sara
toga Springs, New York, one of
the larger resort cities of the north.
He attended the Eastman School
of Music in Rochester, and "then
I was drafted into the Navy. My
second year in the Navy, I was
sent to Columbia University for
In 1948 he finished Columbia
with a liberal arts degree; he later
received a masters degree in Music
ology there after studying under
Paul Lang. The next two years
were spent at the Juilliard School
of Music, where he obtained a
piano degree. Then he taught pri
vately in New York City.
This past summer while studying
piano in New York, he was pro
gram director and disc jockey for
the 42nd Street Library. The re
corded music of his program was
piped out into the nearby park via
three lound speakers for the people
Mr. Stevens has been kept busy
while at Salem teaching piano and
preparing for his faculty recital—
to be given on February 6. He is
also scheduled to play at Catawba
College in January.
In speaking of Salem, Mr*
Stevens said, “I’m very impressed
with the high standards of the
Music School. Salem is a very
friendly place, and I find the people
here especially helpful and hos